Press Release

Validation Institute Holds Virtual Health Value Awards, Celebrates Healthcare Champions and Vendors

Portsmouth, N.H. – March 30, 2020 – The Health Value Awards presented by Validation Institute was held virtually today and recognized healthcare leaders and innovative vendors across the country.   Now in its third year, the Health Value Awards continues to recognize outstanding services, products, and programs across 30+ categories spanning the healthcare industry.
“Now, more than ever, we are seeing the importance and strength and dedication of healthcare workers in our country.  While we were able to celebrate our finalists in person, we feel it was important to host this event virtually, celebrate these leaders and all they do for the industry,” said RD Whitney, CEO of Validation Institute.  
Health Value Award candidates complete a lengthy and rigorous application process, particularly those nominated in a peer review category who participate in an in-depth evaluation to ensure the accuracy of performance claims. This year’s winners are:

Non-Peer-Reviewed Award Winners

Healthcare Purchasing Collaborative
Healthcare Transformation Consortium
HRIS Technology Vendor
Large Group
Gold: Metro Nashville Public Schools
Silver: City of Austin, TX 
Marketing Company
Mid-sized Group
Gold (Tie): Carmel Clay Schools
Gold (Tie): AmeriBen/IEC Group
Gold: Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute
Silver (Tie): Alegeus
Silver (Tie): Health-E Commerce
Silver (Tie): Scripta Insights
Silver (Tie): youturn

Peer-Reviewed Award Winners

Alternative Reimbursement Vendors
Signify Health (formerly Remedy Partners)
Behavioral Health/EAP
MindSciences, Inc.
Bundled Surgery Providers
Gold: Midlands Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery
Silver: Texas Medical Management
Care Coordination
Apta Health
Diabetes Management
Gold: Virta Health
Silver: Abacus Health Solutions
Bronze: Tria Health 
Fertility Vendors
ARC Fertility
Maternity Management
Wildflower Health
Mindfulness Vendors
Musculoskeletal Management
Gold: Virtual Physical Therapists
Silver: University of Texas at Austin – Musculoskeletal Institute
Bronze: Solveglobal
Obesity-related Solutions
Blossom Bariatrics
Pharmacy Benefits Management
Gold: Drexi
Silver: EmpiRx Health
Population Health Management
Gold: US HealthCenter
Silver: MedEncentive
Primary Care
Proactive MD
Specialty Imaging
Green Imaging
Telemedicine Vendors (Honorable Mention)
Third-party Administrator
Nova Healthcare Administrators 
Transparency Tools
Gold: The Leapfrog Group
Silver: MMS Analytics d/b/a MyMedicalShopper
Bronze: freshbenies
Wellness Vendor
BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Honorary Award Recipients

Hall of Fame
Marty Makary, MD
Hall of Fame (Posthumous)
Clayton Christensen
Lifetime Achievement | Clinical Care
Keith Smith, MD,  Founder & CEO, Surgery Center of Oklahoma
Lifetime Achievement | Health Benefits Innovation
Dave Chase, Co-founder & CEO, Health Rosetta
Outstanding 2020 Benefits Advisor/Broker
Jeffrey Hogan, Northeast Regional Manager, Rogers Benefit Group
Outstanding 2020 Employer/Union Benefits Manager
Katie Archer, Director, Health and Welfare Plans Benefits Design, Planning, and Analysis, The Hartford
Outstanding 2020 Corporate Senior Leader, Health Benefits
Lisa Woods, Senior Director of Benefits, Walmart
About the Validation Institute:
Validation Institute is a membership organization made up of a network of healthcare vendors, health benefits advisors, and purchaser benefit managers focused on delivering better health value and stronger outcomes than conventional healthcare.